Women who are unhappy with the size and/or shape of their breasts may find that having breast augmentation in San Jose, Costa Rica is a good solution. Along with an incredibly beautiful tropical environment in which to recuperate, Costa Rica also offers substantially lower medical costs, compared to many other parts of the world, including the United States. Additionally, Costa Rica has become widely recognized in the last few years for its high-quality healthcare system.
Breast augmentation is an effective solution for women who are unhappy with the symmetry of their breasts. Women who have lost breast volume following childbearing and nursing may also elect to have breast augmentation performed. Breast augmentation may also be a good solution for women who have undergone breast cancer treatment or who have lost a significant amount of weight, including breast volume.
Nestled along the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is actually only a short plane ride from the United States, making San Jose a convenient option. Prior to their procedure, patients planning to have breast augmentation in San Jose can enjoy the opportunity to explore a variety of different attractions and sights, including museums, beautiful parks, and more.
In the last few years, Costa Rica has become widely recognized for its many quality medical facilities, which adhere to the most stringent international standards, including those established by the International Standards Organization.
Patients who are considering traveling to Costa Rica for breast augmentation would nevertheless be well advised to take the time to perform ample research prior to selecting a surgeon and clinic. Our staff at Medical Departures is available to assist. We understand the importance of choosing a trustworthy physician and provide a list of quality-checked doctors and facilities. Only those physicians and clinics that have passed our exhaustive background check are included on our list.
As part of our quality-check process, we confirm professional memberships and qualifications. To ensure there are no unpleasant surprises, we also perform criminal and legal background checks. Our vetting process also includes patient interviews and visiting the facilities in person.
An important aspect of any breast augmentation procedure is determining the patient's goals. For this reason, you will meet with your surgeon prior to the procedure to discuss why you are having the procedure performed and how you would like your breasts to look following the procedure.
The surgeon will typically make an incision below each breast, under the arm, and around the nipple, when the goal is to increase the size of the bust line. Next, a pocket will be created in which an implant can be inserted. After the implants have been inserted, the incisions will be closed using skin adhesive, sutures, or surgical tape. The breasts will be wrapped with gauze bandages to promote healing. Performed under general anesthesia, this procedure will usually take about two hours.
While you may be able to be up within 48 hours of your breast augmentation, you will also likely feel sore for several days and be advised to take it easy. Pain medication may be prescribed to minimize your discomfort. Bandages can be removed within a few days and you will be able to wear a surgical bra to assist with support. If stitches were used in your procedure, they can be removed within 10 days.
Patients should expect to experience some burning or tingling in the nipples following their procedure. This is perfectly normal and could last for as long as two weeks. Swelling is also common and could last for up to six weeks following a breast augmentation procedure. Your doctor may advise you to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks. How long you will need to wait before returning to work will depend on the nature of your work. Some scarring is common and may last for several months before the scars begin to fade.
The average cost for breast augmentation in San Jose is $3,200 (EUR €2,906, GBP £2,283, AUD $4,435) compared to $11,500 (EUR €10,444, GBP £8,204, AUD $15,941) in the United States.
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